Blended with 8% Marquette. Marquette adds additional cheery flavors along with pomegranate fruit that contributes to a lush and rich ripe flavor. When combined with 33% twelve-year-old oak barrels, (that’s right, in 2016 we purchased goods from a winery that closed in 2009 which included several new in plastic burgundy oak barrels), savory tannins, and a hands-off unfiltered wine making philosophy, the result is a fruit rich savory taste with oak integration that is not overpowering.
The Grenache is from Dimond Back Ridge Vineyard in Zilla WA, which consists of deep ancient flood plain alluvium soils and plenty of sunshine.
The Marquette was grown at Telve di sopra Vineyard in the Puget Sound AVA, which is a cool climate terroir. Most Marquette is grown in COLD climates, where the growing season is short but hot. At Telve di sopra Vineyard the COOL climate season is a month and a half longer. This allows the Marquette grapes to hang much longer on the vine. Veraison starts at the end of July and Harvest is during the first or second week of October, which means hang time is 20 days longer than a cold climate Vineyard! This results in lowering acidity of the Marquette grapes to allow for a smoother integration with the Grenache.
We’re confident that you will enjoy this smooth and rich medium bodied wine